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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Summary & Study Guide

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America Study Guide consists of approx. 70 pages of summaries and analysis on The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

This study guide includes the following sections: Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Characters, Objects/Places, Themes, Style, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion
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Published (first published September 29th 2010)
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Ted Donley
The Devil in the White City is an interesting story in the way that the author alternates the plot lines between the cereal kiler, Holmes, and the architecte of the World's Fair, Burnham. The way the author describes the two drastically different characters allows the reader to understand what makes these characers similar. One reason to read The Devil in the White City would be that it's simply all around a good book. The book is entertaining and rarely leaves the reader boerd or uninterested. ...more
Jamie
Great story and very interesting facts about Chicago and the Exposition. I loved how it was intertwined with the true story about Holmes. It was a tad bit dry on the architecture end but worth it for the knowledge and great writing.
Diane
Enjoyed this book...Left me with lots of questions, but mostly because it is true, so some people don't want their story out there...
Natalie Iwanowicz
Starting to read this book. My boss recommended it.,so far a good read!!
Matt Gardner
Great book about a piece of history that I never knew about.
Mollie
Jul 13, 2011 Mollie added it
Excellent book about the development of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair interwoven with the dark story of a serial killer. Very entertaining and I enjoyed learning about all the inventions still in use today that were first introduced at that fair!
LibraryLady
Preparations for the World's Fair in Chicago 1892-1893, which include construction of an entire city on an increasingly difficult timetable, contrast with a meticulous murderer's dark plans to lure women to his hotel.
Janet
So many interesting details about Chicago in the late 1890s, with an interwoven story of a mass murderer living right near the World's Fair.
Kathleen Scott
This is a non fiction book about the World Fair and also about H.H.Holmes who was a serial killer.
Interesting read with lots of facts.
Sandy
I loved this book! It's historical fiction at it's best. If you're planning a trip to Chicago, this is a definite read!!
Sue
Great book. Wonderful detail about the creation of the fair and life in the late 1800s. So glad I live today.
Bob
Excellent read. Larson's word pictures are captivating.
Patti
This book was a blend of information and suspense.
Sandy Leinhos
Excellent read. Very captivating!
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